On The Town
January 5th 2001
It's as hard to peg Marvin the Robot down to a style of music as it is to peg Miles --
the brains, voice, and sole perpetrator of the project -- down to a schedule, but I've found you can't go wrong with a barrage
of lossely defining descriptive words: disturbing yet humorous, impatient indie-rock with a twinge of dark mystery and a lot
of lo-fi sound. It's hard to leave a Marvin the Robot show with a frown on your face, which makes it easy to become
addicted to the experience.
When Robots Attack
On Monday, July 11, Little Brother’s
will be the landing pad for a robotic musical invasion that, while certainly not threatening to mankind, should prove to be
entertaining. Headlining is 8-Bit, a group of Los Angeles androids who recently gained some notoriety for a collaboration
they did with Beck. On their own material, they mix sci-fi rhymes with Casio-tainted beats for a wacky combo that’s
at once futuristic and a throwback to the early ’80s.
Joining 8-Bit on tour are fellow Angelinos the Mormons.
Befitting their namesake, the Mormons dress as bicycle-riding missionaries converting their audiences with a chaotic mix of
Devo-esque rock. Opening this show is Columbus’ own Marvin the Robot, whose lovelorn lo-fi paeans are of a more humanistic
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